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Date : June 1, 2021

Toward a Decarbonized Society in 2050—How the Business Community Will Act (Mr. Kengo Sakurada, Keizai Doyukai Chairman)

post date : 2021.05.18

Following the October 2020 declaration that Japan would go carbon neutral by 2050, the Japanese government has implemented several initiatives to bring about a decarbonized society, such as setting a target in April 2021 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% of FY 2013 levels by FY 2030. As the international debate over decarbonization becomes more active moving toward the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England this June and the COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November, what strategy and vision will the Japanese business community approach this issue with?


The FPCJ has invited Mr. Kengo Sakurada, chairman of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), which released a proposal at the end of July 2020 arguing for Japan to include 40% renewable energy in its energy mix for 2030, to discuss this topic ahead of the G7 Summit.


■Date: June 1 (Tues), 2021, 10:30-11:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, May 31)

■Briefer: Mr. Kengo Sakurada, Keizai Doyukai Chairman

■Language: Simultaneous English translation of original Japanese 

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